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For Release:
January 23, 2019

Shereef Elnahal

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Media Advisory: Health Commissioner to Visit Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital to Promote Flu Vaccination of Healthcare Workers

Don’t Wait, Vaccinate

Cherry Hill, NJ – On Thursday, January 24, New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal will join Joe Devine, President, Jefferson Health New Jersey Division and Board Chair of the New Jersey Hospital Association; and Cathy Bennett, New Jersey Hospital Association President and CEO, to talk with hospital clinicians about the importance of healthcare workers getting vaccinated as part of the Department’s #FightTheFluNJ campaign.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the lobby at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, 2201 Chapel Ave. West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

The New Jersey Department of Health recommends all healthcare personnel get vaccinated annually against influenza. When healthcare personnel get vaccinated, not only are they protected, but they also protect those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness — babies, young children, older people, and individuals with certain illnesses.

Jefferson Health in New Jersey had 100 percent compliance in its most recent staff flu program: 97 percent of Jefferson Health (NJ) staff were vaccinated against flu last year. The remaining three percent included those with medical or religious exemptions.

New Jersey is seeing high flu activity in every county. To view the Department’s weekly flu reports, visit: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/flu-stats/.


For more information about influenza, including where to find the vaccine, visit the Department’s flu website at https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/flu.shtml.


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Last Reviewed: 1/23/2019